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Poster: Clemens Vargas Ramos Date: Sep 26, 2009 9:32am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Replacing pdf file with new version - other files don*t get recreated anew

Do we find this issue described in FAQs, Peter? Do you belong to IA staff? If one can't find it in FAQs, wouldn't it be fine to have there a description of this? Perhaps many people have this question.

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Poster: garthus Date: Sep 26, 2009 1:44pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Replacing pdf file with new version - other files don*t get recreated anew

Clemens,

None of us really know how anything really works and then it may change also. However a few of us have figiure dout after having uploaded so many items. Probably a tutorial from scratch is in order. I will try to do one whenever I can and post it as an item; also a specific collections page listing these instructions would be useful; I will see about that also.

Gerry

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Poster: Clemens Vargas Ramos Date: Sep 26, 2009 11:38pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Replacing pdf file with new version - other files don*t get recreated anew

Thank you, Gerry.

Please let me say that the user interface of IA unfortunately is not that easy to read and to understand. How many people know what "xml files" or "metadata" is or what the meaning is of "Check SE for item in index"?

IA offers many functions and it is not that difficult to get lost in this many functions.

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Sep 26, 2009 5:18pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Replacing pdf file with new version - other files don*t get recreated anew

Gerry, you are promising to do too many things.

It's no use doing any FAQ or such like, you never know if tomorrow Brewster and Tracy change something to make it "easier" for us. (note the quote marks around "easier")

The best anybody can do to answer questions, is post what worked last time we tried it, preferably after we quickly check it out, to see if it still works for us.

And generally, 99.9% of people needing answers go exploring the options themselves on the IA, rather than immediately post a request on the forum, then sit back waiting for a answer, hopefully posted within their life time.

There is an official answer, in the FAQs about how to get an item deleted, its extremely easy to find that answer, yet amazingly, you still see such requests on this forum.

So Gerry, even if you were able to find the time to do instructions, and even if Brewster and Tracy did not change things, you can be sure that some people will still ask for answers on this forum, rather than go looking in the FAQs, or exploring the options.

And Gerry, 99.9% of the people needing an answer, DO go and find the answer for themselves, the few who post on the forum, just have never learnt to find answers for themselves. You and me wont always be here, so do you wonder how the youngsters expect to take over the running of this World when we elders are gone?

Maybe, before people be allowed to sign up to upload to the IA, required reading should be the Terms and Conditions, the privacy policy, the FAQs and every option on the upload and edit pages, AND THEN be tested on it.

When I teach people the basics of PC use, I show them the mouse, left click, single click, double click, and right click, and how to safely shut down the system when they finish.

Then, I tell them to go exploring, and I sit and watch. When I moved from my Amiga to a Win 95 PC, I spent hours exploring all the options, I even found the safe shut down method on my own.

I DO wish people would go "Explore" first rather than post questions on this forum, its the ONLY way to learn. And exploring was why I knew of the re-derive option, when I realised a few days later, I needed to use it to fix a mistake.

Peter.

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Poster: Clemens Vargas Ramos Date: Sep 26, 2009 11:02pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Replacing pdf file with new version - other files don*t get recreated anew

I'm sorry of making you angry about me and my questions, Peter.

I read the FAQs but I found nothing about DERIVE.

Regards to deleting an item I wrote some days ago to info at archive.org, but until now nothing happens. And in forum posts I often read requests to delete items.

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Sep 26, 2009 11:40pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Replacing pdf file with new version - other files don*t get recreated anew

to takes a few days for the IA to reply but it does work.

if its not in the FAQ, how come you did not not explore all the item edit options?

The issue is, my health is stuffed, and I can hsardly move, yet a local woman phones me every few hours (Line is blocked by voice mail)begging me to fix her PC. I warned her 100s of times, not to open the box,to add hardware, since she does not know what she is doing.

Now she wants to borrow my books on BIOS, I know she does not have the IQ, you, me have, especially seeing my books are in the 1000 page range and its ALL in my head, she once asked me where I learnt everything, I learnt nothing in school, its all from books and experience. She could have got a book from the library 2 weeks ago, so I wonder why she still wants me. (Gerry, I told you why I ran from this lady once)

But what mainly brasses me off, is I fixed heaps of stuff for her in the past, for free, like DVD players, clothes drier, etc etc, THEN I discovered she was selling the stuff I fixed on Trade Me. (Like E-Bay.

Anyway sorry, I am more brassed off with the IA than any user of the IA.

Peter

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Poster: garthus Date: Sep 26, 2009 8:09pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Replacing pdf file with new version - other files don*t get recreated anew

Peter,

You are right, at least I think so with everything that you have written. What I intend to do is to write tutorials ( amethod I use to more clearly understand systems) and post them on the archive. These are meant to be as much for my use as they are for tohers. Hopefully others will read and add to or modify my writing. Since we are often in the dark concerning archive plans, alas this is not an optimal way to do things.

Gerry

My uplaod have passed 725 items, I think thatb is most important.